Barcelona Welcomes European Poker Tour Festival
PokerStars is celebrating the 100th European Poker Tour (EPT) with a 43-event festival of poker at Casino Barcelona; it is joining forces with Estrellas Poker Tour to bring the festival to life.
The event is scheduled to take place from 16 August 2014 to 27 August 2014 and it promises to be spectacular; with buy-ins to suit every market. The festival follows on from the one held in 2013 to mark the start of the 10th EPT season, and will kick off season 11.
Last year’s festival attracted an attendance of 9,000, so is expected that thousands of people will converge on the state of the art gaming venue for the chance to take part in this exciting occasion.
New for this year are two seniors event, for players aged 50 and over, with buy-ins of €200 and €1,000. One of the big thrills during the festival is set to be the Super High Roller event that looks certain to bring some of poker’s global big names to the city. The festival is not forgetting the feminine side of poker with a €200 ladies event.
Premier Facilities at Casino Barcelona
The venue for the festival is Casino Barcelona, a state of the art venue located on the Barcelona shore below the Hotel Arts. The casino provides the latest gaming experiences for guests in a luxurious environment.
Away from the gaming floors and poker rooms, participants can take a break from the events with a premier gastronomic experience in the restaurant which specializes in local Catalan delicacies, and high end Italian cuisine. After eating, the onsite wine bar allows drinkers to do some tasting before buying.
The venue has excellent poker facilities, as well as a vast array of gaming experiences.
The Attraction of Barcelona
When the thousands of hopefuls descend on Barcelona in August their premier concern will be success at the tables, but the city has plenty to offer during off poker time. For those of an artistic nature the Gaudi influence is all around from Park Guell to La Sagrada Familia. The artistic influence is continued in the Picasso Museum. Those who are successful at the PokerStars celebration are probably more likely to want to hit the town and sample Barcelona’s renowned dining facilities and exciting nightlife; a major reason why the city makes a perfect EPT venue.
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